Tuesday, 25 February 2020

I'm Getting Expensive!

Due to the decline in function of my kidneys and resulting low hemoglobin causing anemia and occasional giddy spells. My nephrologist (kidney specialist) has prescribed a monthly Mircera injection. And although provided to me by the PBS (the free Australian pharmaceutical benefits scheme) for $6.60, I noticed on the box that the full cost is a staggering $1,090.37


Tuesday, 18 February 2020

It happened again today. Gosford road trip.

    Another trip to Gosford today. Two hours drive plus parking there and back. plus doctors fee. which quite easily could have been sorted out by a phone call to my local doctor. coupled with the fact I started out with my son driving and I had this raging stomach ache there and back and the scheduled weekly shopping for necessities had to be cancelled. My problem is still ongoing although not so severe.

Re Run 4. wasted trip to gosford specialist

A  Ninety Km round trip for Nowt.

Today was to be a trip to the Gosford Hospital for ongoing treatment for my xxxxxx problem. not currently life-threatening. The ninety km journey itself is harrowing enough, particularly travelling through Gosford, NSW, which can be described as the largest car park on the Central Coast.
On arrival at the ambulatory dept, I was informed that I was not scheduled for treatment today due to a viral infection showing up in my system and when it clears my treatment will continue. I then asked why was I  not informed last Tues when the problem arose. I was then told  I was by telephone. Which turned out to be untrue as no record of the call was found.
I informed them, in future I would ring prior to my expected appointment to save wasting my valuable time and money, having to get up early and shave and shower out of season whereas I could be in my best rural rags and pottering around with manure and stuff in the garden. It seems a shame to waste a shower and shave, so I shall turn to look after things clerical I have neglected recently.

Back soon..... Vest.....Quote: A crow is no whiter for being washed.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

RE RUN 3. This applies to everyday not just Christmas



Female Weather (changeable) And the 'Last Post' before Yuletide.

It's Chilly Outside, a wind blowing force 6 from the antarctic. Three days ago blistering hot, also two days ago Sydney had flooding and a Hailstorm, last night we had an extra bed cover, the previous night the fan was on overtime.
Escaping the unseasonal Global warming thingy in Britain right now are the the 'WAGS', the English test cricketers nearest and dearests whose arrival may have provided the catalyst for their lover's Limp finish after being on top for two days.
This may be the last post until after Xmas, two days prior being taken up for medical thingies, and a bit of tidying up before our yuletide guests arrive. It is the Time of the Year to sit back and enjoy what life has to offer.

However, I would like to thank all of you who have been gracious enough to visit my blog site over the years, regardless of content it has been a rewarding time for me.
Christmas time for me is a period where I take stock and count my blessings although in my case the imaginative so-called real meaning of Christmas, The immaculate conception and all that other stuff I swallowed in bygone years are long gone. However, the joy we deliver to our friends, family and less fortunate people at yuletide adds strength and love to family ties, especially these years where divided and dysfunctional families are becoming commonplace, the need for family unity is. given a boost.
Christmas is the time for children to learn the art of giving as well as receiving, also paying tribute to elders of friends and family, and it is not a bad idea to segregate them at a family gathering where alcohol-induced conversation can be fraught with differing opinion, occasioning old scores to resurface where snide pragmatic innuendo dominates the chatter.
Even if you meet someone you dislike; a smile and a handshake and a suitable complement will help to break the ice; who knows you may even fall in love!!
Visits from our progeny and their offspring will dominate the seasonal joy, in the main by our local Gr/Ch, . other grandchildren six in number will also appear over Christmas to add to the jollity?

Don't forget to try and make any celebration a peaceful one.

Expressing yourself
When does expressing your self become losing your temper? You know the feeling, one minute you’re giving your opinion on something quite unimportant, someone says something and ‘bang’ you’re off on one.
Most of the time, unless you’re particularly obstreperous, it’s what’s going on in your life, not what’s happening now, that makes you short-fused.

Here are some triggers:

• Too much booze

• Not feeling well

• Not eating properly

• Not appreciated

Even so, there are things you can do to prevent or minimise temper outbursts:

• Slow everything down. Stop what you’re doing, stop talking and let yourself relax.

• Think about what’s actually making you angry and what its root cause is.

• Breathe slowly

• Have a word with yourself and talk yourself down.

Enjoy your life,   Vest.

Saturday, 8 February 2020

RE RUN 2

So the world will not end today after all.

What a shame, we could have enjoyed a merry Christmas and a happy end of the world all in one, dun finks it's gonna happen folks; so we may now continue our debauchery murder and love-hate relationships until the next stupid prediction... Australia luckily has an advantage over most of the world and should be the first to experience the planet's doom, as predicted by ancient soothsayers of the extinct Mayan civilisation which disappeared a fair while back, so any further advice from the archives of these extinct geezers should be taken with a pinch of salt - or garlic if you are Latino or Hispanic....... Much more likely; is that we will all still be here come Saturday, in one form or another. Hopefully, this could be the end for end of the world predictions...... Tomorrow pinch yourself to be sure....... Back soon Vest. BTW. For those readers of my blog who live on other planets, and I know a few of these non-earthlings, Watch it Mate, your next.

RE RUN ONE

Perfection personified.

To create perfection takes time. Dissatisfaction within your Marriage or Recognised Partnership is known as the 'Seven Year itch, allegedly occurs after seven years of marriage. The pace of modern life being what it is, we seem to have accelerated the process and are hitting the seven-year distance within one year, and it seems more couples are unhappiest during their first year of togetherness than those which follow. The phrase honeymoon period' clearly needs rethinking, but it is still worth considering why there should be so much dissatisfaction so early. Possibly it may be due to our present-day culture being so demanding of everything being immediate. However, most happily married couples know that perfection takes time. Give it more than one year at least. ....................................................................................... WHAT IS A HUSBAND. A Husband is a man you really like and really love - he's the closest friend you've ever had... A HUSBAND is that special man who shares your dreams for a wonderful future. He gives the special meaning to that beautiful word - Together. It really doesn't matter where we are or what we are doing so long as we have each other to share it all. HAPPY CHRISTMAS To my Hubby Les AKA Vest... Your lover Rosemary.XXX Posted By Rosemary with permission of Daily Gaggle.Com

Leaving Rosemary in charge.

Leading up to the festive season Vest will be busily involved with matters other than blogging. but may squeeze in a pre-Xmas post depending on time allowing such. So matters blogging will be left for My dear lady to sort out. Back soon. Vest.

RE Runs Galore

Shortly I shall be Re Publishing a few ancient posts to tide me over while in my present state of poor health. whether this will amuse you or not remains to be seen. In any case, I am doing it for my own benefit to keep me sane and active. Memories are what I feed on now, and remembering them and particularly the good ones will be comforting. You are welcome to comment should you wish.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Words on Wednesday, PISHILL .A village in England.

Words on Wednesday are supplied by River today and for the whole month. They are.
  Blankets, Striding, Hocus pocus, Sluggishly, Comparative, Notebook.


My story relates to the hamlet of PISHILL within the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire in England.
Yes, its name is spelt correctly, although *Comparative in ribaldry as our Australian Ship Creek and is a small hamlet reminiscent of Frogs hollow, a medieval-themed village mentioned in previous posts; its reputation embellished by *Hocus Pocus.
This small hamlet is situated within a steep valley, my aged *Notebook reveals information sourced from my youth and mentions that, it was only suitable for growing Marrowfat peas, thereby the name of the hamlet becoming a derivation of the word peas.
Pishill a short distance from Dorchester on the Thames (Not to be confused with Dorchester in Dorset England), is where I often went fishing for tiddlers and *Striding out on nature walks. Pishill is frequently covered by fog which *Blankets the valley and the *Sluggishly running brook which flows onwards to its exit within the river Thame nearby, another arm of the Mighty Thames.

I have revisited Pishill several times on frequent visits to  England, my birthplace, particularly the Crown Inn at Pishill, a favourite watering place.

Thank you for reading my post,  your comments will be appreciated. Vest daily Gaggle .com.

Google, PISHILL England. for more info.

LOWES .Or should their trading name be SLOWES

I am back on deck once again after another stint in my local body repairing establishment. I have sent packing to St vinnies the tired cloth...